Dry mouth linked to prescription and over the counter drugs
... mouth, or xerostomia, is caused by a decrease in salivary
function. It affects approximately one in four ... contributor to dry mouth. Aging, dehydration and salivary
gland disease were also cited as major ... percent report that patients attempt to increase salivary
production by drinking water; less than 58 ...
Is obesity an oral bacterial disease?
... D. Groppo, S. Halem and E. Carpino measured salivary
bacterial populations of overweight women. Saliva ... overweight women. Classification tree analysis of salivary
microbiological composition revealed that 98.4 ... at levels greater than 1.05 percent of the total salivary
bacteria. Analysis of these data suggests that ...
Tuba Spells Trouble for Young Musician
... Too much air pressure caused rare problem with salivary
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay ... blew his tuba so hard that he sent air into his salivary
gland, where it didn't belong.
Doctors ... led to the diagnosis -- air in one of his salivary
"Normally, the gland produces saliva ...
Melvin receives Salivary Research Award
... Rochester, New York, is the
recipient of the 2008 salivary
Research Award from the International Association ... and many contributions to
The IADR salivary
Research Award, supported by the Wm. Wrigley, Jr. ... contributed to the basic understanding of the salivary
secretion, and function, ...
Protein plays key role in transmitting deadly malaria parasite
... Plasmodium falciparum to invade the mosquitos salivary
glands. Their findings were published May 28 in ... worm-like, one-celled malaria parasites from its salivary
glands into the persons bloodstream.
The study ... which MAEBL was deleted were not harbored in the salivary
glands of mosquitoes, even though an earlier form ...
Blood vessels: The pied piper for growing nerve cells
... in the head including the eyes, mouth and salivary
glands. The SCG sits in a Y-like branching point ... grow along the external carotid innervate the salivary
To figure out how nerve cells choose ... the external carotid artery to innervate the salivary
glands, the team looked for genes that appear to ...
Salivary diagnostics, the 'magic mirror' to your health ... at your personal computer
... catalyst for future development and expansion of salivary
diagnostics. For over three years, saliva has ... proteome and the transcriptome. In the SKB, the salivary
proteome and transcriptome are mapped to 23 human ... if one wants to know the differences in the salivary
protein or transcriptome profiles of males and ...
Spit tests may soon replace many blood tests
... that direction is the cataloguing of the complete salivary
proteome, a set of proteins in human ductal ... complete set of proteins secreted by the major salivary
glands (parotid, submandibular (SM) and ... body fluids.
Past studies established that salivary
proteins heal the mouth, amplify the voice, ...
Cell phone-cancer link found by Tel Aviv University scientist
... higher risk of benign and malignant tumors of the salivary
Those who used a cell phone heavily on ... of about 50% for developing a tumor of the main salivary
gland (parotid), compared to those who did not ... diagnosed with benign and malignant tumors of the salivary
Controlled Study Reveals Link
UT Health Science Center researchers decoding saliva to detect breast cancer
... of proteins in glandular secretions from the salivary
glands. The protein profile in a healthy person ... of diagnostic sciences with an expertise in salivary
function and molecular epidemiology, collaborated ... hope will eventually be supplemented by salivary
Streckfus said that being able ...
Identification of new genes shows a complex path to cell death
... WORCESTER, Mass. Can a tiny winged insects salivary
glands really tell us about processes relevant to ... a form of programmed cell deathby studying the salivary
gland cells of the fruit fly.
Since its ... In Growth arrest and autophagy are required for salivary
gland cell degradation in Drosophila, published ...
Exercising our immune system
... elite rowers to help him study the role of salivary
proteins that act as a barrier to infectious agents such as respiratory viruses.
He said salivary
proteins such as lactoferrin and lysozyme act to ... susceptibility to illness. The decrease in salivary
proteins, one of the bodys first lines of defence ...
Newer radiation treatment easier for some throat cancer patients
... normal organs, including the oral cavity and salivary
glands, receive radiation doses as high as the tumor. The salivary
glands are totally destroyed by the radiation and ... The functions of these structures, especially the salivary
glands, are preserved.
The study involved 53 ...
NIH grant advances dentistry school's work on psychosocial stress
... trips to the emergency room.
"A handheld salivary
biosensor of stress could help health care ... tool has come into its own. As the technology of salivary
diagnostics improves, the idea of using a ... has been a leader in the burgeoning field of salivary
diagnostics research, which portends dramatic ...
Oral Piercings Pose Potential Health Care Risks
... piercing may cause severe bleeding.
Damage to the sublingual salivary
glands - An improperly placed tongue piercing may damage the sublingual salivary
glands (salivary glands under the tongue), which produce five percent of ...
Acupuncture eases radiation-induced dry mouth in cancer patients
... current online issue of Head & Neck .
Xerostomia develops after the salivary
glands have been exposed to repeated doses of therapeutic radiation. ... the head and neck typically receive large cumulative doses, rendering the salivary
glands incapable of producing adequate saliva, said Mark S. Chambers, ...
IADR and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare announce winners
Wei Lao and Fang Wei for SPITDX: A Universal Platform for salivary
Biomarker Detection. This
research project aims to develop a universal platform, where salivary
biomarkers associated with disease phenotypes
can be rapidly detected in ...
ABILIFY approved for acute treatment of bipolar I disorder in patients 10 to 17 years old
... (ABILIFY: 10%; placebo: 2%), blurred vision (ABILIFY: 8%; placebo: 0%), salivary
hypersecretion (ABILIFY: 6%; placebo: 0%) and dizziness (ABILIFY: 5%; ... akathisia (ABILIFY 10 mg: 8.2%; ABILIFY 30 mg: 11.1%; placebo: 2.1%) and salivary
hypersecretion (ABILIFY 10 mg: 3.1%; ABILIFY 30 mg: 8.1%; placebo: 0%). ...
Diabetes: It's Connection to Oral Health
... heart and even the mouth.
Because diabetics are more prone to several oral health problems, including tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, salivary
gland dysfunction and infection, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) reminds diabetic patients of the importance of maintaining optimal dental ...
Ajou University Hospital Becomes First in Korea to Treat Using RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems
... that potentially enables doctors to improve outcomes while extending modern care to more patients. A 17-year-old female with cancer in her salivary
gland was the first patient in the country to be treated using RapidArc(TM) technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ).
Clinicians at ...
Oxytocin: Love potion #1?
... engaging in a conflict discussion in the laboratory. Oxytocin increased positive communication behavior in relation to negative behavior and reduced salivary
cortisol, i.e., their stress levels, compared to placebo.
"We are just beginning to understand the powerful effects of hormones and chemicals ...
Detecting Diabetes Without a Needle: The Spit Factor
While searching for biomarkers that may indicate diabetes, doctors examined the saliva of 40 different patients. Through salivary
analysis, they managed to devise a new "non-invasive" method for detecting diabetes that foregoes the uncomfortable prick of a needle -- patients ...
Lori Hamilton, Wife of NASCAR Legend Bobby Hamilton, Urges Public to Attend Free Cancer Screenings During Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW)
... head and neck region, such as: the oral cavity (mouth); the pharynx (throat); paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity; the larynx (voice box); thyroid and salivary
glands; the skin of the face and neck; and the lymph nodes in the neck.
Common warning signs of OHNC are:
Red or white patch ...
Waiting for biopsy results may adversely affect health
The women participating in the study underwent large-core breast biopsy and learned their diagnosis one to six days after the procedure. salivary
cortisol samples were collected on cotton swabs on the day of biopsy and each of the four days following biopsy.
During the period in which the ...
Dentists Often First to Spot Eating Disorders in Patients
... signs include teeth that are worn and appear almost translucent, mouth sores, dry mouth, cracked lips, bleeding gums, and tender mouth, throat and salivary
glands.(4) Any of these symptoms can alert a dentist to a potential eating disorder.
Eating disorders rob the body of minerals, vitamins, ...
Estonian Cancer Patients Have Access to More Conformal Radiotherapy Treatments for First Time with Unveiling of Advanced Varian Treatment Machine
... the tumor and avoid more surrounding healthy tissue. For head and neck patients, it means more precise treatments and less potential harm to nearby salivary
and parotid glands.
The new device was funded by the hospital with support from the International Atomic Energy Agency, which provided ...
Childhood Trauma Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
... Dr. William C. Reeves, chief of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Chronic Viral Diseases Branch. "They also have a diminished salivary
cortisol response to stress."
The same researchers found similar results in an earlier study of patients in Kansas, Reeves noted. "CFS does ...
Bulimia Can't Hide From This Dentist
... the bulimic goes to the dentist that is.
"The mouth is like an open book, the signals that something is wrong are everywhere - swollen salivary
glands, stomach-acid etched teeth," says dentist Dr. Brian McKay, author of the new book, "Bulimia Is a Dental Disease." Left untreated the result is ...
CAPHOSOL results in minimal oral mucositis and pain in head/neck cancer patients
... (grade 3/4) OM is a frequent complication.
Oral Mucositis: A Common and Debilitating Condition
Oral complications including mucositis and salivary
gland dysfunction are common and often debilitating side effects of cancer therapy. OM is estimated to affect more than 400,000 cancer patients each ...
What You Need to Know About Women's Oral Health
... for women to develop dry mouth and
sore and sensitive gums.
"Dentists can recommend a number of products to help sooth your gums
and stimulate salivary
flow," Dr. Himmelberger said.
PDA encourages women to talk to their dentist at each life stage and
understand changing oral health care needs. Your ...
Inheritance of hormonal disorder marked by excessive insulin in daughters
... sign of puberty."
Results from the test indicate that older girls, but not boys, of PCOS mothers had significantly higher concentrations of salivary
insulin. Compared to the control group, the girls also had lower levels of urinary hormones.
According to Legro, the key finding of the study is ...
Discovery of key malaria proteins could mean sticky end for parasite
... children and pregnant women in Africa and south east Asia. It is caused by the malaria parasite, which is injected into the bloodstream from the salivary
glands of infected mosquitoes. There are a number of different species of parasite, but the deadliest is the Plasmodium falciparum parasite, which ...
International Association for Dental Research presents awards and fellowships
... Pretoria, South Africa),
(representing the Periodontal Research Group) Julio Carrion (Stony Brook University, New York, USA), and (representing
Research Group) Omer Deutsch (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel) and Emanuele Cotroneo (King's
College London, UK).
IADR Norton M. Ross ...
Researchers block transmission of malaria in animal tests
... and the formation of an oocyst, in the mosquito's stomach wall. The oocyst further de-velops into sporozoittes, which travel up the mosquito's salivary
gland and from there are transmitted to people, when the mosquito secures its next blood meal. After residing for a short period in the liver cells, ...
Sour comes after a lemon has gone
Prof Tominaga and Dr. Inada said "The PKD1L3-PKD2L1 channels exist on the taste bud in the side and the inner part of tongue, where the salivary
glands are close. Acidic things such as spoiled foods and harmful solutions are supposed to be dangerous to human body so that they should be quickly ...
Antioxidant supplements may lessen benefit of radiation and chemotherapy
... One antioxidant agent, amifostine, which is already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to increase radioresistance in healthy salivary
gland tissues, may protect normal tissues without increasing tumor radioresistance. Lawenda and colleagues caution that the question needs to be ...
Chewing gum -- the new post-operative medicine
... them 5 pieces of chewing gum per day after their operation. Chewing the gum is thought to stimulate the smooth muscle fibers and secretion from the salivary
glands and liver. The 51 patients who chewed gum recovered their bowel movement significantly faster than those who did not.
Pediatric Urologist, ...
Springer founds new electronic journal Head and Neck Pathology
... case reports that cover the spectrum of human surgical pathology within the anatomic zones of the oral cavity, sinonasal tract, larynx, hypopharynx, salivary
gland, ear and temporal bone, and neck. The journal will publish a wide range of state-of-the-art topics, allowing practioners to expand their ...
Reduce Stress Hormones to Beat Sleep Problems
... produced a dramatic reduction in stress during the course of the
study.* Cortisol, a stress-related hormone, can interfere with healthy
cortisol levels decreased by more than 60% after the first
dose of Sleep Tonight!* The effect continued throughout the duration of the
Scientists get first look at nanotubes inside living animals
... found in the dorsal vessel, which is analogous to a main blood vessel in a mammal. Lesser concentrations were found in the brain, ventral nerve cord, salivary
glands, trachea and fat. Based on their assays, the team estimates that only about one in 100 million nanotubes passed through the gut wall and ...